Writing as a Human Activity: Implications and Applications of the Work of Charles Bazerman

Edited by Paul M. Rogers, David R. Russell, Paula Carlino, and Jonathan M. Marine
Copy edited by Olivia Johnson. Designed by Mike Palmquist.

CoverWriting As a Human Activity offers a collection of original essays that attempt to account for Charles Bazerman’s shaping influence on the field of writing studies. Through scholarly engagement with his ideas, the 16 chapters—written by authors from Asia, Europe, North America, and South America—address Bazerman’s foundational scholarship on academic and scientific writing, genre theory, activity theory, writing research, writing across the curriculum, writing pedagogy, the sociology of knowledge, new media and technology, and international aspects of writing. Collectively, the authors use Bazerman’s work as a touchstone to consider contemporary contexts of writing as a human activity.

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Front Matter


Editors’ Introduction
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Part One. Academic and Scientific Writing

Chapter 1. New Cognitive Practices in a Master’s Thesis Proposal Writing Seminar, Paula Carlino
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Chapter 2. Case Studies on Chance Encounters in Literacy Development in Latin American Researchers, Fatima Encinas and Nancy Keranen
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Chapter 3. Changing Times; Changing Texts, Ken Hyland DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2023.1800.2.3

Chapter 4. Situated Regulation Writing Processes in Research Writing: Lessons from Research and Teaching, Montserrat Castelló
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Part Two. Writing Pedagogy

Chapter 5. Writing at University and in the Workplace: Interrelations and Learning Experiences at the Beginning of the Professional Activity, Lucía Natale
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Chapter 6. Cultural Shaping of Standpoint and Reasoning in Analytical Writing, Liliana Tolchinsky and Anat Stavans
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Part Three. Sociology of Knowledge & Organizational Communication

Chapter 7. Genre Change Around Teaching in the COVID-19 Pandemic, JoAnne Yates
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Chapter 8. Opening Up: Writing Studies’ Turn to Open-Access Book Publishing, Mike Palmquist
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Chapter 9. Writing and Social Progress: Genre Evolution in the Field of Social Entrepreneurship, Karyn Kessler and Paul M. Rogers
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Part Four. Activity Theory

Chapter 10. Two Paths Diverge in a Field: Dialectics and Dialogics in Rhetorical Genre Studies, Clay Spinuzzi
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Chapter 11. Writing for Stabilization and Writing for Possibility: The Dialectics of Representation in Everyday Work with Vulnerable Clients, Yrjö Engeström
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Part Five. Writing Research Development

Chapter 12. A Review on Second Language Writing Research in China, Wu Dan and Li Zenghui
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Chapter 13. Twenty Years of Research on Reading and Writing in Latin American Higher Education: Lessons Learned from the ILEES Initiative, Natalia Ávila Reyes, Elizabeth Narváez-Cardona, and Federico Navarroö
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Part Six. New Media and Technology

Chapter 14. Rethinking Genre as Digital Social Action: Engaging Bazerman with Medium Theory and Digital Media, Jack Andersen
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Chapter 15. What Writers Do with Language: Inscription and Formulation as Core Elements of the Science of Writing, Otto Kruse and Christian Rapp
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Chapter 16. Genre Formation and Differentiation in New Media, Carolyn R. Miller
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Chapter 17. Change, Change, Change—and the Processes that Abide, Charles Bazerman
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Chapter 18. What We Teach When We Teach Writing: A Big Picture in a Small Frame, Charles Bazerman
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Appendix. The Publications of Charles Bazerman in Chronological Order



About the Editors

Paul M. Rogers is Associate Professor of Writing Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a co-founder and former chair of the International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research (ISAWR) and a co-editor of seven collections.

David R. Russell is Professor Emeritus of English in Rhetoric and Professional Communication at Iowa State University. He has published widely on writing across the curriculum (WAC), international writing instruction, activity theory, and genre theory. He is the author of Writing in the Academic Disciplines: A Curricular History, numerous articles, and co-editor of four collections.

Paula Carlino, Ph.D. in Psychology, is Research Professor with the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) at the University of Buenos Aires, where she leads the multidisciplinary team GICEOLEM (Group for an Inclusive and Quality Education by Taking Care of Reading and Writing in all Subjects). She is also a Professor at the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Argentina.

Jonathan Marine is a doctoral student in George Mason University’s Writing & Rhetoric Program, where his research centers on the life, theory, and work of James Moffett. He was named the 2020 recipient of the National Council of Teachers of English ELATE James Moffett Award and is the Corresponding Secretary for the International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research.

Publication Information: Rogers, Paul M., David R. Russell, Paula Carlino, & Jonathan M. Marine (Eds.). (2023). Writing as a Human Activity: Implications and Applications of the Work of Charles Bazerman. The WAC Clearinghouse; University Press of Colorado. https://doi.org/10.37514/PER-B.2023.1800

Web Publication Date: February 14, 2023
Print Publication Date: TBD

ISBN: 978-1-64215-180-0 (PDF) | 978-1-64215-181-7 (ePub) | 978-1-64642-391-0 (pbk.)
DOI: 10.37514/PER-B.2023.1800

Contact Information:
Paul M. Rogers: paulrogers@writing.ucsb.edu
David R. Russell: drrussel@iastate.edu
Paula Carlino: carlinopaula@gmail.com
Jonathan M. Marine: jonathanmmarine@gmail.com

Perspectives on Writing

Series Editors: Rich Rice, Texas Tech University; Heather MacNeill Falconer, University of Maine; and J. Michael Rifenburg, University of North Georgia

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